Arlington Fast Facts

Hotels and Meeting Space

Arlington is home to more than 40 hotels, with nearly 11,000 rooms and more than 315,000 square feet of meeting space.

2014 Arlington Hotel Performance (Source: STR)

Arlington Tourism Economic Impact (Source: Virginia Tourism Corporation/U.S. Travel Association)

Arlington Attractions

Arlington Demographic Information (Source: Arlington County Profile 2015)

  • Population: 216,700 (growth of 4.4% since 2010)
  • Education: 71.7% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 37.4% have a graduate or professional degree
  • Jobs: Arlington employs an estimated 221,700 people
  • Median Household Income: $106,400
  • 28% of residents are between the ages of 25 and 34
  • Students in Arlington Public Schools speak 88 languages and hail from 111 countries

Location and Community

  • 26 square miles, directly across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C.
  • 149 Arlington County parks and three Northern Virginia regional parks
  • 1,190 acres of designated County open space
  • Walkable Urban Villages
    • Ballston (Metro Orange/Silver Lines)
    • Clarendon (Metro Orange/Silver Lines)
    • Columbia Pike (Metrobus & ART Bus)
    • Courthouse (Metro Orange/Silver Lines)
    • Crystal City (Metro Blue/Yellow Lines)
    • East Falls Church (Metro Orange/Silver Lines)
    • National Airport (Metro Blue/Yellow Lines)
    • Pentagon City (Metro Blue/Yellow Lines)
    • Rosslyn (Metro Orange/Blue/Silver Lines)
    • Shirlington (Metrobus & ART Bus - Shirlington Station)
    • Virginia Square (Metro Orange/Silver Lines)
    • As a community, Arlington has received numerous national and international accolades

Transportation

Air:

Rail and Bus:

  • Amtrak - Union Station (Washington, D.C.)
  • There are 11 Metro stations in Arlington (Orange, Silver, Blue, and Yellow Lines)
  • Pentagon Metro station has highest volume of activity with more than 30,000 combined station entries and exits for an average weekday
  • DC Circulator
  • ART – Arlington Transit Bus
    • 2,837,023 trips in 2014
  • Virginia Railway Express – Crystal City

Biking and Walking:

  • 86 miles of biking, walking, and jogging trails
  • The Capital Bikeshare Program provides more than 3,000 bicycles at more than 350 stations throughout the Washington, D.C. area. There are more than 70 stations in Arlington.
  • Nearly 380,000 miles were ridden by Capital Bikeshare users in Arlington in 2014

Restaurants

  • There are more than 500 restaurants in Arlington
  • 18 have a Zagat food score of 25 or higher

Sustainability

Climate

Average annual snowfall: 17.38”

Industry

Leading employers by approximate number of employees:

  • Deloitte (5,000-9,999)
  • Accenture (2,500-4,999)
  • Virginia Hospital Center (1,500-2,499)
  • Marriott International, Inc. (1,500-2,499)
  • Booz Allen Hamilton (1,000-1,499)
  • Corporate Executive Board (1,000-1,499)
  • CACI (1,000-1,499)
  • Lockheed Martin Corporation (600-999)
  • BNA Bloomberg (600-999)
  • Marymount University (600-999)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges and universities by approximate Arlington campus enrollment:

  • Marymount University (3,500)                                          
  • George Mason University (2,500)
  • Art Institute of Washington (1,500)
  • DeVry University (1,000)
  • Argosy University (1,000)
  • George Washington University (800)
  • Westwood College (400)
  • Chamberlain College of Nursing – Virginia (400)

History and Fun Facts

  • Europeans first set foot in what is now Arlington County in 1608, and permanent settlement began in the early 18th century.
  • Arlington County was within the original bounds of the District of Columbia.
  • There are 36 historic districts in Arlington.
  • The oldest building in the county is the Ball-Sellers House (1760).
  • A decision by the Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals declared Arlington a “continuous, contiguous and homogeneous community” in 1922. There are no towns in Arlington, but each of our Urban Villages and neighborhoods has its own unique atmosphere!
 
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